Confirmed Arsenal team for semi-final clash with Chelsea

Arsenal have announced their starting line-up to take on Premier League champions Chelsea tonight as we look to beat them to a place in the League Cup final.

Manchester City booked their spot in the final thanks to a 5-3 aggregate win over Bristol City, and tonight’s victors will go into the final as outsiders to win the competition, but as we all know, anything can happen in the cup.

Our opponents will hopefully be hampered by their injury absences, with key duo Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata ruled out with injury, and our line-up should have more than enough to win today’s encounter.

Giroud and Welbeck had already been ruled out of action for tonight’s crunch encounter, which left us to rely on Alexandre Lacazette up front, and we cannot afford to lose the Frenchman to injury or red card or we will be forced to rely on the heroics of youngster Eddie Nketiah once again.

Has Wenger named a strong enough side to win today? Who is your pick for first goalscorer?

Updated: January 24, 2018 — 7:02 pm

41 Comments

  1. I think this is strong enough line-up. Here is hoping they do us proud by winning the tie tonight.

    1. Minus Elneny it would be massively better.

      1. Elneny did well in my opinion…

  2. If you replace iwobi with Aubameyang and Xhaka with miki all this team needs is a tough hardworking DM and we can compete that’s the frustrating thing

    1. I think Xhaka should be replaced with Lucas Torreira. Amazing feet (like Santi) but can intercept and tackle as well.

      I hope we win.

  3. Sky
    PSG want 23m for Lucas mora ????but buy buy

    1. Yes Arsenal should buy him.

    2. I totally agree but think spurs are already in for him.

      1. Please where can i watch the match online live?

        1. Sky sports

        2. If you have an Android phone just download UKTV NOW apk. They have live streams of all channels.

  4. I hope we win though.. Arsenal can be so annoying when it comes to transfers, wats the delay with the Aubumeyang deal

  5. Last season the Chelsea machine
    ground their way to the title.
    But like Leicester they had no
    European football.
    This season they play the same 15 players
    and look a very tired team with no plan B.
    City won the title in early November and
    Abramovich made it clear Conte would be sacked.
    Conte wants to return to Italy anyway.
    Chelsea won’t win the ECL and the Mickey mouse cup
    will not change Conte’s exit he is a dead man walking .
    Arsenal are out of the title race, out of the FA cup
    and Wenger needs to make top 4 to save his neck.
    Beating City in the final would be a distraction
    for both camps but a week later will mean sfa.

  6. defence …what defence

  7. Definitely no penalty shoot out now then.

  8. I hate Hazard. Go on Mustafi!!! ?

    1. Sorry make that Rudiger ?

  9. wtf nacho our attacking superstar!!!

  10. Own goal but I’ll take that!

  11. if we take the lead…we need to park the bus and save the energy…

    Swansea up next in the league

    they are not easy

  12. How did Alexandre lacazette did not score

  13. gotta replace xhaka … he is a pointless player

  14. Wenger made a mistake according to his own philosophy. ‘We find a way where all the best players play.’

    Then why not Kos, Monreal, and Mustafi at the back, and replace Elneny with Sead and go 3-4-2-1??

    1. so You want Monreal at the back Three where he can not go forward and play a kolasinac that lost form… Sven knows nothing

  15. very very poor performance

  16. if we lose ozil we will go backwards … the guy has superb vision and he is working well with wilshere … need a DM though .. prefer elneny to xhaka tbh more disciplined

    1. look at elneny’s atrocious marking. he’s the dm here, so he has different responsibilities than Xhaka (of whom I’m admittedly not the greatest of fans).

  17. Come on AFC… you can play better than this

  18. and confirmed by sky sports and bbc.
    auba deal is off

  19. Not a lot of difference in player quality between two teams … They have a manager who gets more out of his players .. Hazard is class and konte way better than xhaka … But wilshere and ozil are class …

  20. What the f is elneny doing
    Is he playing as a CB

  21. I wish we win this game, I am not watching d game though

  22. Is only arsenal bid that is always being rejected , auba arsenal £50m rejected

  23. 3 players not good enough
    Xhaka
    Iwobi and elneny is still only worth 5m

  24. i dont get why you are hating on iwobi he’s creating a lot of chances and space

  25. On Twitter it says I’m sure Iwobi is an Arsenal fan that won a competition to play for Arsenal ???
    OMG Xhaka!!!!! Only thing he’s done all night!

    1. Wilshire deserves a contract

  26. We play final again. Not sure of any other manager than has been to Wembley more than AW in the last 5 yrs. Wembley is home to Arsenal. Let’s go pull a surprise against City. Not the biggest trophy around but we sure need it for confidence. And we are playing City……not going to be just another final. COYG!!!

  27. AW just know how to deal with Conte! Who needs Sanchez by the way!

  28. Need to keep the same system just replace Xhaka for Ramsey and Iwobi for Mhkitaryan, Iwobi played well owned Moses I just want to see Mhkitaryan on the left.
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